Exhibit on display at Penn Center


The York W. Bailey Museum at the historic Penn Center proudly presents the debut exhibition of “The Beaufort Basket” by sweetgrass basket maker Jery Bennett-Taylor on Saturday, July 16.  This will be the first in a series of exhibits celebrating Gullah traditional art in South Carolina.  The gallery will also preview the film, “Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art”, a companion to the national traveling exhibit by the Museum of Art, at noon.  The exhibit opens at 1 p.m. followed by a lecture and demonstration by Ms. Taylor from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Senator Tom Davis to speak to LIBPA

The Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association’s July meeting will include S.C. Senator Tom Davis as the guest speaker. Sen. Davis was elected to the South Carolina Senate, representing District 46, in 2008.  He is a graduate of Furman University and received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.  He has practiced law in Beaufort since 1985 at Harvey & Batty, P. A.

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Lunch is no joke at Hecklers

Spotted by the Lunch Bunch: Sarah Brock, Frank Check, Dick Stewart, Courtney Worrell and J.W. Rone



The Lunch Bunch gathered at Hecklers, located at 2121 Boundary Street, Suite 100 in the Beaufort Town Center, next to Higher Ground. Hecklers’ owners, Dave Parker and Brian Ferry, also own Piace Pizza in Habersham Marketplace.

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Independence Day in Beaufort

Beachgoers on all South Carolina beaches (except Hilton Head) participated in the The Second Annual Salute from the Shore on July Fourth. Air Force F-16 “Vipers” flown by 77th Fighter Squadron “The Gamblers” of the 20th Fighter Wing from Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter executed a low altitude flyover of the South Carolina coast. The flyover started at the North Carolina border at 1 p.m. and ended at approximately 1:20 p.m.

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water festival entertainment schedule

Friday, July 15


Sponsored by South Carolina Education Lottery

Gates open 6 p.m., Ceremony begins 7 p.m. Featuring the Parris Island Marine Band and a spectacular Fireworks Show at dusk. Free admission.

Shuttle service available from Beaufort County Government Center.

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Hawg Tuff Challenge

By Coach Danny Williams

Normally when you hear of football in Beaufort you don’t think of the offensive or defensive lines.  You think of quarterbacks, running backs and kickers. Danny Williams, along with Scott Dennis and Stanley “Scoop” Davis, asked and trained a group of young men to participate in an offense and defensive line challenge called the “Hawg Tuff Challenge.”  These young men trained every Saturday morning for two months, not knowing what to expect.

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King Mackerel Fishing Tournament

Captain Nick Russell is sponsoring an American Wounded Veterans King Mackerel Fishing Tournament. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Independence Fund for the Lieutenant Dan Weekend. Tournament fees are $350 per boat, and registration takes place on July 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Beaufort’s Waterfront Park.

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Weightlifting team shines

Local weightlifters from Team Beaufort won the 13 and under Boy’s National Title and also the Overall Boy’s Title for the fourth year in a row, competing in Flowery Branch, Georgia June 24th through June 26 at the USA Weightlifting National School Age Championships.

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